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Hobo with a Shotgun (2011) [Aug. 19th, 2011|05:45 am]
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This film is every bit the amazing b-film you see in this trailer:

1. Ultraviolence: Check. The Toxic Avenger and Robocop come to mind when thinking of films with similar levels of violence. For those that missed the trailer above, it shows a mere hint of the murderous abandon contained in Hobo.

2. Rudimentary Plot: Check. Rutger Hauer plays the hobo who wanders into Hope Town, a ravaged crime-ridden Canadian city run by a man called the Drake (Brian Downey). Hobo sets out to rid Hope Town of the scum that plague it.

3. Hooker with a Heart of Gold: Check. Abby is the character who serves this role, played admirably by relative newcomer Molly Dunsworth.

4. Amazing Shotgun with Infinite Ammo: Check. From the moment Hobo obtains his weapon, the thing never quits pumping death. Where does he get all the shells? It's magic! Anyone looking for realism should have stopped right here.

This is not a film for everyone, but I loved Hobo with a Shotgun. Clearly the film has flaws; it's not to be mistaken for an aim at the top shelf. However, of the b-movies out there, this one's one of my favorites, right up there with Surviving the Game and They Live.

[User Picture]From: jmack109
2011-08-19 10:21 pm (UTC)

Hobo stops begging, demands change.

It really is the craziest movie I've ever seen in my life.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2011-08-19 10:36 pm (UTC)

Re: Hobo stops begging, demands change.

Haha that news headline was great.

I agree, Hobo's really nuts.

Then there are these films (which aren't exactly b-films but ratchet up the crazy):

Battle Royale, Japanese schoolkids meet Lord of the Flies

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, day-to-day events of a brutal serial killer

There's other insane shit ... I heard Hostel was pretty nuts, but I haven't seen it. And I have no interest in watching ass-to-mouth crazy that The Human Centipede offers, mostly because I hear there's nothing beyond that idea. And not to be forgotten, Saw made a name for itself with the brutality.

But I can't really laugh at any of that stuff. Hobo's a jolly good romp.
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